Three Spartans Earn All-America Honors

Three Spartans Earn All-America Honors

BALTIMORE, MD. – The University of Tampa women's lacrosse program had three players named 2020 Maverik Women's DII All-Americans. Claire Swanson earned a spot on the first team, Bridget Sutter was named to the second team and Carly Vaccaro earned a spot on the third team.

Claire Swanson earned a spot on the first team after being named Inside Lacrosse National Player of the Year. During her senior campaign, the senior led the way for the Spartans as she totaled 31 points, as she had a team-high 22 goals and dished out nine assists. She would also lead the team with 36 draw controls. Swanson was also honored with the Freddy Solomon Community Service award and the Melissa Vanderhall Spartan Cape Award. This is the second time Swanson has been named an All-American.

Bridget Sutter earned a spot on the second team as the goalkeeper led the way for the Spartan defense which ranked 10th in the nation in scoring defense. Sutter posted a .602 save percentage which ranked fourth in the nation. She would also collect a total of 65 saves which ranked 13th in the nation. She would also earn Sunshine State Conference defensive player of the week twice this year. This is the first time in her career she has earned All-American honors.

Carly Vaccaro earned a spot on the third team as the senior had a big impact on the Spartan offense. Vaccaro would finish second on the team with 19 goals during the year. During the season she would post a shot on goal percentage of .815 and would pick up five groundballs. After the first game of the season, Vaccaro was awarded National player of the week after she posted a seven-goal game that set a new school record for goals in a game. This is the second time that Vaccaro has been named an All-American.

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